HOUSTON – Liquid Robotics Inc. and Schlumberger have jointly created Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas to supply wave-powered AUVs to the oil and gas market. The venture aims to supply Wave Glider technology combined with Schlumberger’s upstream technology services.
Wave Gliders can operate offshore for as much as a year without field or dedicated support vessels.
“We are continually interested in developing innovative technologies of value to the oil and gas industry,” commented Ashok Belani, chief technology officer, Schlumberger. “We are extremely excited about the new capabilities the unique Wave Glider platform will bring to offshore exploration and production—particularly in the areas of seismic, subsea and environmental monitoring.”